DIY Mardi Gras Tree
DIY Mardi Gras Tree
Move over Christmas, it is time for Mardi Gras! We aren't quite ready to take down the Christmas Tree just yet so we are switching it over to a Mardi Gras Tree. Our floral designer Tim used a variety of Deco Mesh, Florals, Ribbon and Ornaments to create this festive tree. You can create one of your very own using the steps and supplies listed below
- (1) 10" Mardi Gras Thin Metallic Stripes Mesh
- (2) 2.5" Mardi Gras Glitter Diamond Check Ribbon
- (2) 2.5" Purple Fleur de Lis Mardi Gras Ribbon
- (12) 20" Mardi Gras Swirl Glitter Ball Spray
- (8) 31" Mardi Gras Glittered Tubing Curl Spray
- (3) 26" Mardi Gras Glitter Floral Spray
- (3) 4" Mardi Gras Glitter Swirl Ball Ornament
- (3) 19" Metal Mardi Gras Alligator Sign
- (3) 7" Mardi Gras Embossed Metal Signs
- Floral Wire
- Pre-lit Christmas Tree
- To get started, make sure you have gathered all of the necessary supplies. Remember, you can adjust the materials being used to fit your personal preference. Also, feel free to use any Christmas decorations that fit the Mardi Gras theme.
- The first thing that Tim did to create this Mardi Gras Tree is to add the Deco Mesh. He started at the top of the tree and worked his way in a zig zag and spiral pattern around the tree all the way to the bottom. He used the branches of the tree to create the poufs going all the way down.
- Next Tim added the Mardi Gras Swirl Glitter Ball Spray throughout the tree. We used 12 for this tree; you may need more or less depending upon the size of your tree and whether or not you want to decorate all sides of the tree.
- Tim then created a large 4 loop bow for the top of the tree. He left the tails long on the bow and looped them through the top portion of the tree. He also made several one loop bows to place throughout the tree.
- Tim then added the rest of the florals throughout the tree and finished off the tree topper as well.
- To finish off the tree, Tim added ball ornaments, Mardi Gras signs and a festive metal Alligator sign too. The metal Alligator was bent and rounded to fit inside the tree better.
- When you have finished adding the ornaments you can come to a stopping point. You will have a festive tree just in time for the Mardi Gras season.
- Rebecca Coffman